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presidential debate is in the books. the consensus was that mitt romney desperately needed a strong showing. and as grace lee shows us, he pretty much delivered. >> reporter: the polls show that the former governor knocked it out of the park. 500 uncommitted voters asked who won this debate. 46% said it was romney. only 20% said the president was the victor for the night. the man who has been fighting to show that he relates to the average american this whole election cycle, 56% of those polled say they had a better opinion of the former governor now. what started out as cordial quickly became heated. >> governor romney's proposal that he's been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 million tax cut. and he is saying that he is going to pay for it by closing loopholes in deductions. the problem is, he's been asked over 100 times how you would close those deductions and loopholes and he hasn't been able to identify them. >> everything you just said about my tax plan is inaccurate. so if the tax plan he described were a tax plan i was asked to support, i would say absolutely not. i'm not look
"sesame street t romney... the 0001>>> elmo has been seen in a white suburban, he's driving for the border. >> the president takes another seasme street swipe at opponent mitt romney. the new urgency in his appeal in san fransisco as new polls show the race is tightening. >>> how big money is blocking their chances at a big raise. >> not really cool, hu? >> and gasoline price hikes prompting calls for that federal investigation. what is working against our chances for relief at the pumps. >> good evening, president obama says his california supporters need to get "almost obsessive about lobbying family and friends in the battle ground states." he made the comment during that brief fundraising swing through san fransisco that ended an hour ago. linda ye with the president's appeal for four more years. >> reporter: a few cheers from the street and the president arrived at civic auditorium for two more fund raisers. first a private $20,000 a plate dinner party for a hundred guests. for everyone else concert tickets started at $200, for john legend and the president. >> hello fr
they will face off in their second debate, and this time there will be questions from the audience. romney won the coin toss, so he will go first. elizabeth cook on how the candidates are getting ready. >> reporter: both candidates have had a low profile lately as they prepare for tomorrow night. >> i brought some food! >> reporter: after joking that his debate prep was a, quote, drag the last time around, president obama assured shorters at a campaign office in virginia, he's hitting the books! once again, massachusetts senator john kerry is standing in for romney. the president's team vows he will amp up his performance after a less-than-enthusiastic reception the first time around. >> i think he's going to be aggressive in making the case for his view of where we should go as a country. >> reporter: mitt romney was only seen briefly during his preparations, heading in and out of church yesterday. ohio senator rob portman says the romney campaign is getting ready to rumble. >> i think president obama is going to come out swinging. i think he's going to have to compensate for a poor first deb
% called it for mitt romney. >> california were even more convinced. 56% of those surveyed called the president the clear winner. part of the reason they say the president was engaged and seemed better prepared than before. it was his perform thans that really -- performance that set the tone. >> and very little of what governor romney said was true. >> reporter: and with that we saw a different mr. obama. >> you stood in front of a coal. >> okay. ponented at -- plant and pointed at it and says this plan kills and took pride in shutting it down and now you're a big champion in coal. what i try to do is be pretty consistent. >> have you looked at your pension? >> i don't look at mine. it's not as big as yours. >> reporter: governor romney was clearly prepared and he stayed on message. >> my priority is on jobs. we can't afford four more years like this. >> reporter: what was different in round 2? the tone was often combative. >> i don't believe you're a person who will be pushing for oil and gas and coal. you will get your chance in a moment. that was a statement. >> you said in th
whole binders full of women. >> first big bird. now binders full of women. now mitt romney is explaining the comment that's the talk of the internet and even has its own facebook page. >>> not your child's elmo. this one spews hateful rants. we find out who this guy is and why he brought his act to the bay area. 't look like anything you've ever seen as far >>> -- >>> and google pulls back the curtain on one of its best-kept secrets. and it doesn't look like anything you've ever seen before. ,,,, after last night's presid >>> a binder full of women. it's become a phrase on the lips and facebook pages of millions of people after last night's presidential debate. >> we took a concerted effort to go out and find women who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our cabinet. i went to a number of women's groups, and said, can you help us find people, and they brought us whole binders full of women. >> within minutes, romney's comment had its own twitter account, with 300,000 followers. the republican nominee was taking his best shot at wooing women voters. but it may ha
romney. but in two of the swing states, his lead is much wider. nine points in florida and ten points in ohio. with less than 48 hours until the debate, grace lee explains how both sides are racing to lower the expectations. >> reporter: both the obama and romney campaigns are doing their best to lower expectations ahead of wednesday's debate. >> we expected all along that governor romney will have a good night. he's prepared more than any candidate in history. >> president obama is a very -- he's a very gifted speaker. the man's been on the national stage for many years. he's an experienced debater. he's done these kinds of debates before. this is mitt's first time. >> reporter: the president has not had as much time to prepare for the debates because he's busy being commander in chief. >> most often debates don't make that big a difference. quite a few have lost an election with a debate. >> reporter: these matchups can produce a memorable line like in 1980 between then-governor ronald reagan and president jimmy carter. >> there you go again. >> reporter: and lloyd benson's swipe at
romney meet face to face tomorrow night it will be one of the very few times they've spent any quality time together. more on that and their strategies. >> reporter: flash back to 2008 and there they are. then senator barack obama and mitt romney sharing a few moments on stain after back to back democratic and republican presidential debates in new hampshire. they ran into each other at a labor day parade in 2007. these are just two of the three times men have seen each other in person. flash forward to 2012. romney briefly stopped for lunch. >> people want to know who's going to win, who is going to score the punches. >> reporter: president obama spent the day near las vegas where his rehearsal with senator john kerry. >> they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. they're making me do my homework. >> reporter: at a rally in denver, romney seemed to down play reports his campaign has prepped him with zingers. >> it's not so much winning and losing or even the people themselves, the president and myself, it's about something bigger than that. it'll be a conversation with the
and we'll learn how many americans tuned in for round three of the obama/romney debate. we are getting an early idea of how the audience scored this match. >> reporter: that's right. a big night in politics, right? and in a cbs news flash full of uncommitted voters that was taken immediately after the debate, 53% said that they believe president obama won. 23% bheefd that romney was the -- believed that romney was the winner that time around and 24% said it was a tie. and while tonight was supposed to be about foreign affairs, both candidate brought up domestic policy repeatedly. it is the final debate and it didn't take long for the punches to start flying. >> i congratulate him for going after al-qaeda but we can't kill ourselves out of this mess. >> a few months ago when you were asked what's the biggest threat facing america you said russia. not al-qaeda, you said russia. in the 1980s or not, that's the foreign policy. the cold war has been over for years. >> i'm not going to wear rose colored glasses when it comes to russia. after the election he'll get more back bone. >> reporter
in the same day when mitt romney started airing this tv had. >> and tonight, the romney camp issued a statement. romney disagrees with murdock's views on rape. >> i approve this message. >> this is the second republican candidate this election to make controversial comments about rape and pregnancy. >> first of all, from what i understand from doctors, it's really rare. if it's a leming mat rape -- legitimate rape. >> refused to withdrawal from the race. >> and just a few hours ago, the chairwoman of the democratic national committee, called on romney to pull the ads off the air, calling murdock's comments outrageous and demeaning to women. >> candidate murdock, he's not a political light weight? >> he's been in politics since the 1980's. state and local positions much he's also running on the tea party platform and beat out senator richard rupert. he's experienced. >>> and we have to admit something. we thought twice about putting this next story in the newscast tonight. for what it's worst, there's october surprises in the presidential race and they can pop-up tomorrow. and that's
of the presidential candidates we haven't seen before. the good cause that had president obama and governor romney trading barbs for laughs. good evening. i'm dana king. >> and i'm ken bastida. tonight we saw something we don't usually see on the campaign trail. as elizabeth cook shows us, instead of going at each other, president obama and mitt romney went after some laughs. it was kind of nice, liz. >> reporter: on tuesday, sparks were flying on one of the wildest debates we've ever seen. >> hold on a second. >> the -- >> i -- mr. president, i'm still speaking. >> i -- >> mr. president, let me finish. >> reporter: well, tonight the candidates put all that aside and they were actually pretty funny. >> big bird didn't even see it coming. >> just the other day, honey boo boo endorsed me, so that's a big relief. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney took a break from their contentious campaign for a night of laughs, at a new york charity event. they poked fun at themselves. >> usually when i get invited to gatherings like this, it's just to be the designated driver. >> there are worse thing
sketchy, snow job and sales pitch. tonight, mitt romney hit right back. campaign strategists say it's only going to get worse. >> i mean, he's changing up so much, backtracking and sidestepping, we gotta name this condition that he's going through. i think it's called romnesia. >> the president accused romney of switching positions on abortion, tax cuts and energy production. >> and if you come down with a case of romnesia, and you can't seem to remember the policies that are still on your website, or the promises you have made over the six years you've been running for president, here is the good news. obamacare covers preexisting conditions! >> reporter: vice president biden picked up on the romnesia riff, saying that romney's running mate, paul ryan, had also contracted that disease. the romney camp is firing back. a senior advisory tells cbs news he was stunned by mr. obama's romnesia remarks, calling them unpresidential. and on the campaign trail in florida tonight, romney tried to turn the attacks back on the president. >> have you been watching the obama campaign lately? it's remark
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romney's pays. i've had it up to here with that notion of 47%. >> reporter: congressman ryan was not afraid to fight back. >> romney is a good man. he cares about 100% of americans in this country. and with respect to that quote, i think the vp very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> i always say what i mean. and so does romney. >> i know you're under a lot of duress to make up for lost ground, but i think people would be better served if we don't keep interrupting each other. >> don't take all the four minutes then. >> reporter: and that laid the ground work for the tone, with the two candidates unafraid to mix it up. >> not mathematically possible. >> it is mathematically possible. >> it has never been done before. >> it's been done a couple of times. >> it has never been -- >> lower tax rates increase growth. >> oh, now you're jack kennedy? i'm not allowed to show letters, but go on our website. he sent me two letters saying, by the way, can you send me stimulus money for companies here in the state of wisconsin? >> you did
last night, today we saw mitt romney's campaign relishing a badly needed boost, while president obama's supporters wondered what went wrong in denver. >> when you go to 5,000 feet -- >> exactly. >> and you only have a few hours to adjust -- >> that's so true. >> i don't know, maybe... >> i'm sorry. yes. former vice president gore suggesting the altitude in the mile-high city was partly to blame. well, we should note that polls showed most americans thought that gore won his first debate with george w. bush. we know how that turned out. >>> meanwhile, mitt romney offered a new take on his infamous 47% comment. he initially said those remarks were not elegantly stated. well, tonight he now called them, quote, just completely wrong. mr. romney was asked what he would have said if the president had brought up the 47% during last night's debate. >>> flooding, wind, landslides, those are just a few of the words that come to mind when we hear the phrase el nino, as we head into what likely will be another el nino winter, our meteorologist paul deanno dig some digging and found that not all
level -- >> reporter: call it a wharf world. the obama and romney campaigns are squabbling over joe biden's use of the word we. he was responding down to the state department's response to the request for more security. >> we didn't know they wanted more security then. >> reporter: republican presidential nominee mitt romney says biden contradicted sworn testimony from state department officials. they said requests for increased security in libya were denied. >> american citizens have a right to know just what's going on. and we're going to find out. and this is a time for to us make sure we do find out. >> reporter: but the white house says the "we" vice president biden was referring to wasn't entire administration. >> the vice president was speaking about himself and the president and the white house. he was not referring to the administration. >> reporter: spokesman jay carney says the vice president wouldn't have known about security requests because they are handled by the state department. secretary of state hillary clinton says the investigation into the benghazi attack is on
: well as you might expect, president obama and mitt romney saw today's job numbers much differently. >> today's news should give us some encouragement. it shouldn't be an excuse for the other side to try to talk down the economy to score a few political points. >> so it looks like unemployment is getting better, but the truth is if the same share of people were participating in the work force, the day that the president got elected while the unemployment rate would be around 11%. and that's the real reality of what's happening on out there. >> 40% of the unemployed have been out of work six months or more. that number did not drop last month. economists say we need to add 200,000 jobs or more every month to make a dent in the unemployment rate. linda yee, cbs5. >>> in one bay area county, why some cities are being forced to import other people's garbage. >>> a california man dies from a disease we almost never see here in america. how a sick bat triggered an international health scare. >>> a new tool to find the cheapest airline tickets. how strangers are competing against each othe
the election, the presidential race is in a dead heat. the latest tracking poll gives mitt romney a one-point edge over president obama with about 4% of voters still undecided. both candidates are vying for those votes in key battleground states. meanwhile, the running mates are preparing for their big night. paul ryan and joe biden will meet in kentucky tomorrow for their first and only vice presidential debate. there has been no shortage of advice for both men. one rule seems to be just keep it simple. >> you need to be able to see that each vice presidential candidate has hit the standard of readiness. but beyond that, unless there is a star-killing or star- catching moment, it rarely changes the course of the debate. >> in terms of substance, try not to break any new ground. this is not an audition for 2016. >> biden has been there before plenty of times. >>> and, of course, you can watch the debate right here on cbs 5. our special live coverage begins at 6:00. >>> coming up, who would steal a 200-pound headstone right off a grave? >>> thousands of people are going to live there. n
a few minutes. >>> by the way, that hurricane being felt on the campaign trail. governor romney and joe biden each cancelling weekend events in virginia beach. and there's speculation that it could affect turnout specifically in virginia and north carolina if there's a lot of storm damage. >>> governor jerry brown's latest push to get prop 30 passed is drawing attention but not the kind he attended. he spoke at an naacp convention in san mateo. >> these shadowy figures, they say they're from arizona. but i don't know where these people are from, because they're hiding. they're wearing masks, because they don't want people to see who the hell they are. well, the city council is going to court to unmask these people. >> now, brown later said he didn't necessarily mean to refer to the kkk. he just wants to expose the arizona organization that donated $11 million to defeat his tax initiative. the latest poll says prop 30 is falling short of the 50% needed to pass. >>> people facing forecast don't often talk about it, but now you can find out if your neighbors are in danger of losing their h
in ohio, mitt romney d supporters to donate food ad other items to victims. tomw he heads to florida for thre rallies. vice president biden is also campaigning t. the president has been in washington overseeing the federal response to the sto. tomorrow he will tour the de in new jersey. the latest cbs news - new yk times poll, taken before the storm, shows the president h a razor-thin lead: just one point. the next week is cru: 10 percent of likely voters, they are still uncommitted. new tonight: san quentin state prison is on medical lockdown, because of a chickenpox outbreak. at least 2 inmates have gotten sick. a spokesman says the prison has been locked down since last friday. only employees are allowed to enr and leave. (new1) just 15 minutes ago, we lead that the guy who used the gs celebration to smash up a mi bus is under arrest. and yon thank people disgusted by hs actions and plastered his mg all over facebook. c-b-s 5 reporter liz cook on the val who went viral. liz: the giants won the world series.. and a guy in a gias cap did this: 48:20 jason villaverde its just kind of
because of the storm. but thicks are expected to get back to normal tomorrow. today in ohio mitt romney urged supporters to donate food and other items to victims. tomorrow he heads to florida for three rallies. vice presidentwide season also campaigning there. the president has been in washington overseeing the federal response to the storm. tomorrow he will tour the damage in new jersey. >>> the latest cbs news new york times poll taken before the storm shows the president with a razor thin lead. next week is crucial. 10% of likely voters say they are still uncommitted. >>> new tonight san quentin state prison is on medical lockdown because of a chickenpox outbreak. the prison has been locked down since last friday. only employees are allowed to enter and leave. >> just 15 minutes ago we learned that the genius who used the giants celebration to smash up a bus is under arrest. you can thank people disgusted by his actions and plastering his mug all over facebook. liz cook on the vandal who went viral. >> reporter: he's 22 years old from san francisco. police say he is the guy in the c
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